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Phyllis Marie O'Rourke ST. CHARLES/ELGIN - Phyllis Marie O'Rourke (nee Reinert), 84, of St. Charles, Il formerly of Elgin, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on May 20th, surrounded by her loving family, at Brighton Gardens in St. Charles. Phyllis graduated from St. Edward High School in Elgin. She was a faithful and devoted mother, wife and homemaker. Phyllis loved animals, especially horses, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends in Elgin and at their lake home in Hayward, WI. Survivors include her 6 children: Thomas (Mary) O'Rourke of Eugene, OR; Dr. James (Lisa) O'Rourke of Paducah, KY; Maureen (Mickey) Chovancek of Elgin; Kevin O'Rourke of Elgin; Michael (Sally) O'Rourke of St. Charles and Sharon (Tom) O'Leary of St. Charles. 10 Grandchildren: Luke, Ben, Bryan, Alyssa, Michael, Sarah, James, Catherine, Megan and Sean. 6 great grandchildren: MaKenna, Demarion, Blake, Stefen, Aimslee and Ryker; a brother Leroy (Jan) Reinert and a sister-in-law: Coral Reinert. She was preceded in death by her husband: James O'Rourke, whom she married on Oct. 10, 1952; her parents: Agnes and Arnold Reinert; and a brother: Howard Reinert. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 400 Fulton St., Elgin. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Monday May 26, from 4-8:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and on Tuesday at the church from 9:15 A.M. until the mass. Memorials may be made to Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) www.fsma.org. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from May 23 to May 25, 2014
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